Mutilla suspiciosa

Smith, F., 1857, Catalogue of the hymenopterous insects collected at Sarawak, Borneo; Mount Ophir, Malacca; and at Singapore, by A. R. Wallace., Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 2, pp. 42-88: 84

publication ID

2588

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Mutilla suspiciosa
status

 

5. Mutilla suspiciosa  HNS  .

M. nigra, pubescens; alis fuscis; abdominis segmentis secundo tertioque rubris.

Male. Length 4-7 lines. Black; the eyes slightly emarginate; the head covered with a thin silvery-white pubescence, most sparing on the vertex, which is shining and coarsely punctured. Thorax covered with a silvery pubescence, densely so on the metathorax; the disk of the mesothorax shining, with elongate punctures which run into striae; in the middle are three elongate carinae; the tegulae large and shiningblack; the wings dark fuscous, with a purple iridescence. Abdomen finely punctured; the apical margin of the basal segment, and the second and third segments, red; sprinkled with long glittering silverywhite hairs.

Hab. Borneo (Sarawak).

This species very closely resembles the M. fuscopennis: but I think it is - sufficiently distinct.